Paint it Purple

MADISON – In observance of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the staff and residents at St. Catherine’s Village’s Campbell Cove celebrated Paint it Purple Day on Friday, Sept. 28.
Much of the day centers on fun carnival-themed games and food, including cotton candy. Employees honored all those who are living with dementia as well as those who have transitioned with a prayer service at which workers read the names of patients who have died. They ring a bell for each person. Jenzel Craft said her heart breaks with each loss.
Residents helped with an eco-friendly balloon release, a game of “Family Feud” and a fashion show. Wearing purple to show support is encouraged.
Latoya Thomas, a long-time employee, said she always makes sure her residents are having fun and appreciates the loyal, dedicated team who work at Campbell Cove. (Photos by Tereza Ma)

MADISON – St. Catherine's Village employee Sharon Watson and Valarie Winters ring a bell as they read the names of patients who died in the last year. LaToya Thomas, the social worker at Cambell Cove and Terry Jones (holding the balloons) join the prayer service.

Residents recieve balloons which will be realesed at the end of the prayer service.

MADISON – St. Catherine's Village employee Kathy Milner, who has been a nurse at St. Catherine's for four years, and Brenda Adams, a nine-year nursing veteran, watch the balloons fly away

Cotton candy maker is Mr. John Hilburn

LaToya Thomas and Terry Jones, the announcer for a game, enjoys playing games with residents.